Acceptable Risks: Reconciling Pesticide Registration with Endangered Species Protection
Location: UVa Law School, Caplin Pavilion.
Time: Wednesday, October 29, starting at 10:00 a.m.
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The implementing agencies of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have consistently struggled to incorporate the ESA consultation and “no jeopardy" requirements into the FIFRA pesticide registration process. The continued failure to reconcile these legal requirements has resulted in intense criticism and litigation over the past decade.
The Symposium will address the possibility of reconciling the different legal requirements and policy goals of the ESA and FIFRA and explore the interaction between species conservation and modern agriculture. Mr. Robert Dreher, the Associate Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will deliver the Introductory Address and Mr. Avi Garbow, the General Council of the Environmental Protection Agency, will deliver the Keynote Address. Panel participants include experts from private practice, non-profits and academia.
10:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
10:30 a.m. Avoiding Institutional Trainwrecks: Reconciling the statutory requirements of the Endangered Species Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Keynote Address
12:40 p.m. Modern Agriculture and Species Conservation: Translating Conservation Policy to Endangered Species Protection and its Effect on American Business Interests.